Cavapoochon Pros And Cons

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By helloBARK! staff
Updated on March 21, 2020
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Cavapoochons are a cross breed becoming increasingly popular around the world.

These dogs combine features of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Poodles and Bichon Frises.

Cavapoochons are usually created by breeding a Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Bichon Frise) with a Poodle.

These dogs are popular for their low-shedding coats,We pay a similar amount to most other dog owners we know. We get Ramsey groomed around every 2-3 months that can make them a potential solution for pet lovers with allergies.

They’ve got easygoing personalities but have a playful nature which can make them much-loved family pets.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of Cavapoochons.

Cavapoochon pros

Ramsey the Cavapoochon (Photo: @teddygramsey / Instagram)

Ramsey the Cavapoochon (Photo: @teddygramsey / Instagram)

Friendly

Cavapoochons tend to be friendly dogs, something which is a trademark of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The breed is known for being extremely sociable with people and dogs. This is a trait that can be displayed in Cavapoochons. They’ll usually be happiest around their family members and people, especially if they’re being fussed over. Having said that, some Bichon Frise can be a little shy. It’s a good idea to socialise your Cavapoochon from a young age by bringing them to puppy manners classes or puppy meet ups at the dog park.

Ramsey the Cavapoochon can shed more light on their friendly personalities:

She instantly loves everyone she meets and wants to be friends with everyone. She even gets excited to go to the vet and groomers because she loves all the people and attention she gets there.

Easy to train

You may be surprised to learn that Poodles are the second smartest dogs in the world, second to the Border Collie. They’re extremely quick to learn new commands and then obey them. While it’s impossible to predict the traits that a Cavapoochon will inherit from each parent, there’s a reasonably good chance you’ll have a relatively smart dog on your hands. It’s a good idea to start training from a young age to lay down the basics.

Here’s what Ramsey the Cavapoochon (@teddygramsey) has to say:

Just like a typical poodle, Ramsey is SO smart, sometimes too smart for her own good. She is very trainable and learns tricks incredibly fast.

Family friendly

Cavapoochons can make great family pets. They’re friendly dogs that like to be around people. So they should have no problem adapting to families of all sizes. They’ve got a playful nature, meaning they’ll enjoy a game of fetch or tug of war. They’ll be happy romping around the backyard or garden with their human companions. While they’re family friendly, they’re also a great option for anyone who is a first-time dog owner. Cavapoochons tend to be well-balanced dogs embodying traits from Cavaliers, Bichon Frises and Poodles.

Hypoallergenic

If you’ve come across Cavapoochons before reading this article, there’s a good chance it was in the context of hypoallergenic dogs. While the American Kennel Club state that no dog is 100 per cent hypoallergenic, some breeds are considered more hypoallergenic thanks to their low-shedding coats. Bichon Frises and Poodles are both breeds that are considered hypoallergenic and low shedders. Cavapoochons, as a result, are likely to be minimal shedders.

Ramsey the Cavapoochon had this to say about their hypoallergenic coats:

Yes, they are hypoallergenic. Ramsey doesn’t shed at all and does not bother my husbands allergies.

Companions

Cavapoochons can make great companion pets. If you’re looking for a four-legged furry friend to give you love and show undivided loyalty, Cavapoochons are a great option. Cavaliers are known for becoming quite attached to their pet parents, something which Cavapoochons can inherit.

Cavapoochons cons

Ramsey the Cavapoochon (Photo: @teddygramsey / Instagram)

Ramsey the Cavapoochon (Photo: @teddygramsey / Instagram)

Separation anxiety

You may or may not have heard of separation anxiety before this article. It’s a chronic canine disorder that can affect dogs irrespective of breed or mix. It usually occurs when their dog owner has left the home and the canine is in isolation. However, it can start as soon as you reach for your keys or put on your shoes. Symptoms of separation anxiety include relentless barking, howling, chewing or digging. Some Cavapoochons can suffer from this condition.

This is the case with Ramsey:

Ramsey definitely has separation anxiety that we are working on. As long as we stick to a routine she has no issues with us leaving, but whenever we leave unexpectedly she gets very anxious.

Regular grooming

Cavapoochons will require a regular grooming programme. While you won’t have to worry about shedding on your clothes, furniture, stairs or floor, they will require brushing frequently. It’s recommended you brush your dog regularly to prevent their hair from becoming tangled or matted. This can lead to skin irritation or infections if allowed to grow out of control.

Professional groomers

You’ll need to make a trip to a professional groomer every couple of months to take your Cavapoochon for a trim. This is important to maintain the quality of their trademark curly coats. By doing so, you can ensure hair isn’t growing into their eyes, or causing irritation in their ears. This can be a reasonably expensive service so it’s a good idea to include this in your budgeting when you’re working out potential costs of owning a Cavapoochon.

Here’s another little bit of advice from Ramsey:

We pay a similar amount to most other dog owners we know. We get Ramsey groomed around every 2-3 months.

Expensive

Cavapoochons are a relatively expensive dog breed. They’re often dubbed “designer dogs” given their unique mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Poodle. You’ll find that buying a Cavapoochon can be quite expensive. You’re talking between $1,000 and $3,000 for a Cavapoochon, depending on the breeder. As they’re not a recognised breed, you’ll need to take the proper precautions to make sure you’re buying your puppy from a responsible breeder.

Rare

Cavapoochons are a relatively rare dog breed so meeting another owner of this mix will be an infrequent occurrence. This may or may not bother you. If you own a Cavapoochon, you should be prepared to get asked a lot of questions about your mixed dog. Their unique appearance will attract attention wherever you go. It’s something to consider, especially if you’re naturally a shy person. To learn more about Cavapoochons, you can follow some examples of the breed on Instagram.